Lamb leg steaks with leeks, bacon and creme fraiche

Tender lamb served on a bed of soft leeks, sweet peas and crispy bacon. The picture says it all!

Preparation

5 minutes

Cooking

20 minutes

Serves

4

Oven Temp

Grill

Ingredients

4 small Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured boneless lamb leg steaks
1 teaspoon light olive oil
A little salt and black pepper

For the leek and bacon sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
100g streaky bacon, cut into small pieces
1 leek, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
250mls chicken stock
200g frozen peas, defrosted
2 tablespoons low fat creme fraiche
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

To serve
600g baby boiled potatoes

Method
Rub both sides of the lamb leg steaks with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. 
Heat a non stick frying pan until hot and cook the steaks for 3 – 4 minutes on both sides. Transfer the cooked steaks to a plate, cover with tinfoil and keep warm while you make the sauce.
Use the same frying pan to heat a little more olive oil if necessary and fry the pieces of bacon, stirring continuously until crisp, then add slices of leek and crushed garlic and continue to stir as the leek softens. 
Pour chicken stock into the pan and bring to a gentle boil for 2 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken slightly. 
Cut the cooked lamb steaks into thick strips and return to the pan along with any meat juices and the defrosted peas, gently stir for a minute, allowing the meat and peas to warm in the sauce.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in creme fraiche and chopped mint. 
Serve with boiled baby potatoes. 

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